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LUSH TROPICAL ALOCASIA
AN AMAZING SELECTION OF UNUSUAL SPECIES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE


EXOTIC, RARE, VARIOUS HEIGHTS AND ALL SO BEAUTIFUL

Alocasia are a rather large group of broad leaved suckering plants that are native to Asia and tropical areas of Australia.  Most produce rhizomes or tubers and produce suckers at the base of the primary plant.  All have exotic and broad leaves that come in an assortment of sizes and colors.  Most have prominent veins as shown below.  All are exotic and appealing.  There are about eighty natural species in the wild and even more hybrids.  Many plants below are hybrids developed for beauty.

Right now we have a great selection of unusual and hardly ever seen Alocasia.  Availability on these rare plants does change over time.  What you see below may not be available in the future.  Sizes of the plants shown below vary from small 1 or 2 gallon pots to 15 gallon containers.  Regular prices range from $25 to $200, depending on size and species.  Many can be mail ordered but putting them in box could damage the fragile leaves.  There are some sun species below and some that are very cold hardy.  All like good draining soil and ample moisture on the roots.


Please inquire as to the sizes available and prices of any species below that you like.  Some may sell out abruptly and some cannot be restocked.

 

ALOCASIA CALIDORA
THE ELEPHANT EAR ALOCASIA


HYBRID FROM ASIA
UPRIGHT GREEN LEAVES
GETS SIX TO TEN FEET TALL


This hybrid Alocasia has it's origin in Asia.  It is a strong grower and is almost always over six feet tall.  The leaves are diamond shaped, upright and green in color.  It does form a trunk and puts of suckers.  It also tolerates full coastal sun but would want some sun protection in far inland areas.  Leaf size can be four feet long by three feet wide.  It is sensitive to a severe frost but has been grown in Zone 8.  Below is a very similar dwarf species that is a miniature of the A. calidora.

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Alocasia calidora Alocasia calidora Alocasia calidora

 

DWARF ALOCASIA CAL-ODORA
NEVER OVER THREE TO FOUR FEET TALL


TOLERATES COASTAL SUN
THE IDEAL PLANT IF YOU WANT "SMALL"


This hybrid was developed to give a much smaller plant.  Otherwise, it's very similar to A. calidora above.  Leaves are green.  Leafs are rarely over 18 inches in size.  A mature clump is usually three to four feet tall.  It's a good growing species and is easy to grow in San Diego.  It tolerates full coastal sun here.  It has potential to burn with severe cold weather.

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Alocasia cal-odora  Alocasia cal-odora   

 

ALOCASIA DARK STAR
SMALLER HYBRID VARIETY WITH DARK STEMS


VERY ATTRACTIVE
FAIRLY COLD HARDY

This hybrid variety is known for it's near black stems and dark veins on the leaves.  Leaf color is green, both sides.  Overall mature height is about three feet.  This plant will sucker and has been said to grow in Zone 9.  There are reports of it taking down to the upper teens F.  It is a hybrid of multiple other varieties.  It is said to tolerates full sun, but I'd probably recommend part day sun or less, especially if you are far inland.  Note how the leaves are slightly ruffled with irregular edges. 

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Alocasia dark star Alocasia dark star Alocasia dark star
Alocasia dark star Alocasia dark star  

 

ALOCASIA LUTEA
THE YELLOW GIANT TARO


YELLOW STEMS AND VEINS
GOOD SIZED - TAKES SUN

This hybrid variety is similar to A. microrrhysos below.  It typically gets to a height of six to eight feet.  Leaves are green and diamond shaped.  But the stems are super yellow as are the leaf veins.  It will produce suckers.  We recommend part day sun or strong filtered light with well draining moist soil.  Although it's said to tolerate down to Zone 9, we consider a sever cold spell to be risky to this variety.  So, protect it as best as you can.  Note that the leaves have yellow markings both on the top and below.  

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Alocasia lutea Alocasia lutea Alocasia lutea

 

ALOCASIA MICRORRHIZOS
AKA ALOCASIA MICRORHIZA
THE GIANT TARO ALOCASIA


LARGE LEAVES, TEN FEET TALL OR MORE
PREFERS PART SHADE


This larger species of Alocasia is green in color and can reach heights up to eight feet.  I can tolerate a bit of sun but prefers filtered light and good draining soil.  It is sensitive to a hard freeze.  Leaves can be up to four feet long.  There is a slight ruffle to them as well.  Leaves are upright on long stems.  This species prefers moist and well drained soil. This species is native to various areas in Asia.

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Alocasia macrorrhiza Alocasia macrorrhiza  

 

ALOCASIA PORTORO
GOOD SIZED, QUICK GROWING


ARROWHEAD SHAPED LEAVES
SOMEWHAT DARK STEMS
TAKES SUN IN COASTAL AREAS


This quick growing Alocasia reaches height of over six feet and can tolerate sun along the coast.  Or, part day sun or strong filtered light inland is preferred.  Leaves are large, up to three feet long with green top and undersides.  It seems to winter over here fine.  Leaves stems are dark but not black.  Also note the wavy texture to the leaves.  To hide a fence or building, these would work fine.

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ALOCASIA REGAL SHIELD
LARGE DARK GREEN TO BLACK LEAVES
PROMINENT VEINS - PURPLE UNDERSIDE


GETS TO SIX FEET TALL

This is a hybrid of an Asian Alocasia that is medium sized - up to six feet with rather large leaves.  Leaves has prominent venation, light colored.  Leaves are two to three feet long with purple undersides.  This is a super attractive plant that likes good draining soil and a bit of sun or strong filtered light.   It does like moisture.  It grows in zones 9B to 11.

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Alocasia regal shield Alocasia regal shield Alocasia regal shield
Alocasia regal shield Alocasia regal shield  

 

ALOCASIA SERENDIPITY
MAROON COLORED UNDERSIDES
BLACK-GREEN CRINKLED LEAVES


SHOW STOPPER


This is a medium mature sized hybrid Alocasia that can get up to six feet tall with large dark green to black green leaves.  The leaf surface is wavy and almost "crinkled".  The underside of the leaves is a maroon or red and the leaf stems are very dark, near black.  It likes partial sun or strong filtered light and has some degree of cold hardiness.

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Alocasia serendipity Alocasia serendipity Alocasia serendipity
Alocasia serendipity    

 

ALOCASIA WENTII
DWARF SPECIES


SUPER COLD HARDY
PURPLE ON BACK OF LEAVES


This very cold hardy species of Alocasia is known for it's small overall size, the deep  purple backs to the leaves and the fact that it can be grown in zones 7B.  Leaves are a dull green with shiny purple backs.  Overall height three feet.  It likes strong filtered light or a bit of sun.  We usually have smaller sizes - no plants ever get big enough for a 7 or 15 gallon pot.

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Alocasia wentii Alocasia wentii Alocasia wentii

 

ALOCASIA WILLIAMS HYBRID
VERY COLD HARDY


SMALL PLANT MATURE - PURPLE BACKS TO LEAVES
PART SUN OR SHADE


This very cold hardy variety of Alocasia is said to be grown in Zones 7b and above.  It is small, rarely over three feet tall.  Leaves are prominently veined with purple backs.  Leaves are arrowhead shaped with ruffles and an irregular edge.  Hybridizers say that, along the coast, it can tolerate full sun although it flourishes in part day coastal sun and strong filtered light.  Give it well draining soil that you keep on the moist side.
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Alocasia williams hybrid    

Note:  We often get in other types and species.  Check at our Blog for New Arrivals (below)

 

ARTICLE ON OTHER TYPES OF EXOTIC COMPANION PLANTS

BLOG ON PALMS, CYCADS & TROPICAL PLANTS

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